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Old August 13th, 2014, 03:10 PM #11
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before your register your guns register to vote, and help us in any way remove some of the more insane individuals that come up with the laws and taxes we have to suffer through in MD
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Old August 13th, 2014, 03:27 PM #12
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Also realize the term "copycat" is a tough one to nail down and has lead to a lot of confusion.
Copycat is well defined in the law.

Centerfire semi-auto rifle that is:

Less than 29" long or;
Has two of the "evil" features (folding stock, grenade launcher, or flash suppressor); or
Non-detachable magazine of more than 10 rounds.

Copy or imitation is not defined in the law, however there is an AG letter that states that the copy must have fully interchangeable internal parts.
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Old August 13th, 2014, 03:30 PM #13
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1) You don't have to live in MD to work in MD. And going from Norther VA to Annapolis would be going opposite most of the traffic.

2) Any firearm (except certain listed "assault pistols") are fine to bring in, IF they were purchased prior to Oct 1, 2013. If purchased on or after that date, you have to check the banned list and the definition of a "copycat". If they are either, they MAY NOT BE BROUGHT INTO THE STATE. Even to shoot at the range or in a competition.

3) If you do move and live in MD< and establish residency here (only ones who can live here without doing so are active duty military or full time college students), you have to register all handguns and now banned firearms within 90 days.
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Old August 13th, 2014, 03:45 PM #14
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New member moving to the Annapolis area with an existing collection of firearms including AR, AK, M14 and FAL rifles.
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Some of the rifles were purchased after your new laws took effect.
If, after 1 OCT 2013, you bought weapons that are now banned in MD, you may not bring them into MD as-is. Period.

You may be able to bring them into MD if you can convert them to an NFA configuration first. If you have time.

You can also bring them in if they can be placed in a non-banned configuration. An AR15 bought in 2014, for instance, may be brought into MD if you replace the barrel with an HBAR first (assuming it doesn't have a heavy barrel already, in which case it's fine).

If you owned them prior to that date, you can bring them as-is but you must register them as regulated firearms within 90 days of establishing residency.
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Old August 13th, 2014, 03:59 PM #15
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Copycat is well defined in the law.

Centerfire semi-auto rifle that is:

Less than 29" long or;
Has two of the "evil" features (folding stock, grenade launcher, or flash suppressor); or
Non-detachable magazine of more than 10 rounds.

Copy or imitation is not defined in the law, however there is an AG letter that states that the copy must have fully interchangeable internal parts.
The fact that it is well defined by the law is not in contention. I state that it has led to confusion. And the 20 plus threads about it here on mds support that stated confusion.
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Old August 13th, 2014, 05:23 PM #16
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Very informative.

Just supposing for a moment (and I'm not saying this is so...but) what if a gun was purchased after 10/01/2013. How would anyone know? Can someone supply a link to the registration form?

Thank you for all the replies.
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Old August 13th, 2014, 06:03 PM #17
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The fact that it is well defined by the law is not in contention. I state that it has led to confusion. And the 20 plus threads about it here on mds support that stated confusion.
No, the confusion is people use the word "copycat" when they mean "copy or imitation."

The law clearly uses the words differently.

What is the confusion? People who cannot read?

Is it a centerfire semi-auto? If NO, NOT a copycat. If YES and a Rifle continue. If a Shotgun, skip to Shotgun below.
Is it longer than 29"? If NO, it is banned. If YES, continue.
Does it have two or more of the "evil features" (folding stock, flash suppressor, grenade launcher)? If YES, it is banned, if NO continue.
Does it have a non-detachable magazine of more than 10 rounds capacity? If YES, it is banned, if NO, not banned.

Shotgun

Does it have a folding stock? If YES, banned, if NO, continue.
Does it have a revolving cylinder? If YES, banned, if NO, not banned.

There is also some confusion because people cannot take time to read the actual LAW. The original bills had other features (telescoping stock, forward pistol grip, thumbhole stock, etc). But the LAW has none of these.

A PTR-91 is not banned because it is a "copycat" it is banned because it is a "copy or imitation."

And yes, a firearm can be both, but if it is a "copy or imitation" of an item on the banned list, it doesn't matter if it is also a "copycat."
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Very informative.

Just supposing for a moment (and I'm not saying this is so...but) what if a gun was purchased after 10/01/2013. How would anyone know? Can someone supply a link to the registration form?

Thank you for all the replies.
Link was posted above, but here it is again:
https://www.mdsp.org/Organization/Su...wResident.aspx

You'll see a tiny link to MyLicense on that paragraph to start the process.

It would be incredibly difficult for someone to prove you didn't own a firearm prior to 10/1/13 and the burden is on the state. But if you choose to take that risk moving into the state, don't post it on a public forum...

And welcome! We need more shooters in the state, and more voters to turn the tide. In spite of our awful gun laws and taxes, it's not a complete hellhole and you are in good company.
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Very informative.

Just supposing for a moment (and I'm not saying this is so...but) what if a gun was purchased after 10/01/2013. How would anyone know? Can someone supply a link to the registration form?

Thank you for all the replies.
Here you go...
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Your testicles on a steel door jamb must be placed, slammed upon them the 2" thick solid maple door must be 4 or 5 times; daily repeat you must until move here you do. Prepare you for the pain of Maryland in almost every aspect life it will......hmmmmm..........
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